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25 minutes ago, sumanth said:

@KunjanPSDcheck the octavia style variant, I picked up L&K variant 10days back and boy it’s awesome. you might find 2021 manufactured car with discounts. 

We need a new car because now 2 people need to get out of the house but the usage will still be minimal, moderate at best.

I would spend that much money if there was an actual, frequent use of the car and I do like Octavia a lot but it won't make sense to make that investment.

And anyway, 25L is the limit for my mom, especially even since I started working. Anything over that, I will need to put in and that's not what I want to do, lol.

Should have gotten the car before I got a job.

 

1 minute ago, BRHeadHunter said:

@KunjanPSD
I would recommend the Honda City first. Great sedan, tried and tested for quite some time here.

My second recommendation would be the new Slavia. Skoda is improving their after-sales to catch up with competitors. Though I would suggest you wait for some time if you're looking to get this car as it's new.

An SUV doesn't fit your needs as it's a large vehicle and it consumes more fuel when compared to sedans.

My go to choice was Civic only. My friend owns it and it's a delight. Was even looking for any unsold inventory but couldn't find it.

New City is great but I like Slavia better.

Right now Hector, Slavia and Kushaq are on my try list. Will check out all of them or even some other suggestions before buying.

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14 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

We need a new car because now 2 people need to get out of the house but the usage will still be minimal, moderate at best.

I would spend that much money if there was an actual, frequent use of the car and I do like Octavia a lot but it won't make sense to make that investment.

And anyway, 25L is the limit for my mom, especially even since I started working. Anything over that, I will need to put in and that's not what I want to do, lol.

Should have gotten the car before I got a job.

Recommended octavia coz you were looking at civic. Didn’t know the budget. But you can get up to 2lac discount on ex showroom. I got around 1.6 for L&K on ex showroom. 
 

I would personally stay away from discontinued model. Availability  of spare parts might be a problem in future. 
 

When speaking to skoda GM while negotiating octavia we talked salvia too and he told skoda might price salvia close to Honda city. And had several booking already in Bangalore. 

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Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

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10 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

1L booking amount is crazy. It shouldn't be more than 20-30k. For something like a Skoda Kodiaq which is a 40L car (on road) the booking amount is 50k. BTW why don't you book online on their official website ? It is 35k for the Kushaq on their website. Also, Kushaq waiting is only 1-2 months not more than that. 

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42 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

 

You can try used cars if you're okay with that. You might be able to find some less than 2year old mint cars from genuine owners. you can even do that as a stop-gap arrangement for one or two years, till you find an upcoming model which you will totally like. 

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5 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

Never heard of 1L for booking in this range. Hyundai takes 25K for Creta, 22K refundable on cancellation. Honda asks for 11k iirc. Maruti asked for 500 when I enquired about the Ciaz.

My friend paid 50k for Seltos, 5 months ago and only just got it.

I was quoted 1L for Hector Plus and Slavia.

50k for Kushaq.

I know it's too much so I am just gonna check out some other branch.

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I paid 25k booking amount back in 2020 when I booked my Seltos HTX petrol. Got the car within 1 and half month in Bangalore.

50k booking amount and 5 months waiting period sounds crazy.
That too in a place like Delhi, it suppose to be cheaper.

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11 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

My friend paid 50k for Seltos, 5 months ago and only just got it.

I was quoted 1L for Hector Plus and Slavia.

50k for Kushaq.

I know it's too much so I am just gonna check out some other branch.

When we got the Seltos (Oct'21), only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

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3 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

When we got the Seltos, only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

 

Demands are crazy, bro. 

 

I've been quoted similar prices elsewhere in Noida, Delhi etc. 

 

Most places want minimum 40k as deposit and have 4-8 months of waiting for the popular cars. 

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10 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Demands are crazy, bro. 

 

I've been quoted similar prices elsewhere in Noida, Delhi etc. 

 

Most places want minimum 40k as deposit and have 4-8 months of waiting for the popular cars. 

Yup I know. Had booked the Creta in Oct for 25K, got it cancelled this week and got back 22K. My number wasn't even in line for Feb according to the dealership. 

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Booking amount for Kushaq is 25k. Octavia, Superb is 50k. I don’t know why the waiting period for Kushaq as I had seen more than 25 Kushaq’s in stockyard and sales rep told me apart for one variant (something with 6 airbag) all others are immediately available. 

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41 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

When we got the Seltos (Oct'21), only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

Supply crunch most probably.

They don't want people backing out.

12 minutes ago, sumanth said:

Booking amount for Kushaq is 25k. Octavia, Superb is 50k. I don’t know why the waiting period for Kushaq as I had seen more than 25 Kushaq’s in stockyard and sales rep told me apart for one variant (something with 6 airbag) all others are immediately available. 

I don't know. I was enquiring for top of the line petrol version and the color combination I wanted was apparently not available.

 

43 minutes ago, SaiKO said:

I paid 25k booking amount back in 2020 when I booked my Seltos HTX petrol. Got the car within 1 and half month in Bangalore.

50k booking amount and 5 months waiting period sounds crazy.
That too in a place like Delhi, it suppose to be cheaper.

Lot has changed since 2020.

50k is standard across cars in the 20-20L segment.

Maybe they aren't expecting Slavia and Hector Plus to just roll off the line.

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32 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Supply crunch most probably.

They don't want people backing out.

I don't know. I was enquiring for top of the line petrol version and the color combination I wanted was apparently not available.

 

Lot has changed since 2020.

50k is standard across cars in the 20-20L segment.

Maybe they aren't expecting Slavia and Hector Plus to just roll off the line.

Just tell the dealership the online website quotes booking is 35k then why are you asking for more, tell him you will report it to Skoda. No one can force you to pay extra booking amount. Zac Hollis (India Head for Skoda) is super active and prompt on twitter. Just check 1-2 dealers Kushaq should be easily available with a waiting of 1-2 months, some showrooms have car in stock for next day delivery. Slavia has a long wait time. Hector/Creta/Seltos all are 8-10 months and they will talk to you as if they are doing you a favor by attending to you. 

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Kushaq top variant is on demand, and only that I think it has a 2-3 months waiting period. 

The mid/ambition variant should be available at good discounts for the 2021 stock, (75-1L) discount. 

 

I gave in and got the 1.5 Turbo Style in December, it was the last available 2021 style variant in stock with the dealer, then. It's a hoot to drive! 

Since you've shortlisted the Kushaq@KunjanPSD, I would totally recommend getting the 1.5! 

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37 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

What are people's thoughts on Alcazar ?

I didn't really like it. The front seats are fine. The back seats are cramped because they had to stuff in that 3rd row of seats. The less said about that 3rd row, the better. It's useless, unless you're making toddlers sit there. Driving wise, the diesel felt exactly like the Creta diesel but a bit worse ig? IMO Tucson or Creta are better choices from the Hyundai lineup. 

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1 minute ago, Dingbat123 said:

I didn't really like it. The front seats are fine. The back seats are cramped because they had to stuff in that 3rd row of seats. The less said about that 3rd row, the better. It's useless, unless you're making toddlers sit there. Driving wise, the diesel felt exactly like the Creta diesel but a bit worse ig? IMO Tucson or Creta are better choices from the Hyundai lineup. 

 

Still looking for a 6 seater. :cry:

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